Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: June 2012

June 30, 2012

U-16’s outclass Hollymount-Carramore to clinch League Title

U-16’s outclass Hollymount-Carramore to clinch League Title

Davitts U-16’s produced a stunning display to defeat Hollymount-Carramore by 4-12 to 2-7 in the County Division 4 League final in McHale Park on Friday evening. A splendid goal cleverly scored by Shane Treacy in the 3rd minute put Davitts on their way and some tremendous point taking by man of the match Padraig Mangan, Davitts inspirational captain, and two further goals by Evan Ronayne and Jack Rodgers had Davitts ahead by 3-6 to 1-5 at half time.

Davits extended their lead with second half points from Gerald Griffin, Cathal Hennelly, Mikey Devane, Evan Ronayne and Padraig Mangan and Ronayne’s second goal, a delightful chip, with fifteen minutes remaining effectively finished the game as a contest. Hollymount-Carramore battled bravely to the end as Davitts took their foot off the pedal but there was only going to be one winner.

Thomas Monaghan was a capable goalkeeper while Dylan Keadin and Dylan Higgins were excellent as usual in front of him. Michael Mangan marshalled the defence very well at centre back flanked by the tight marking Denis Og Fahy and Seanie Burke who attacked at every opportunity. Padraig Mangan (0-6) and Jack Rodgers (1-1) were superb at midfield throughout.

In attack Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Mikey Devane (0-1), Gerald Griffin (0-1) and Shane Treacy (1-0) worked tremendously hard for the team while Evan Ronayne was top scorer with 2-2 after playing another starring role. Jamie Mullee, Richie O Connor and Kieran Waldron were introduced in the second half and they played their part in this win while the other panellists include Caolan Mullee, Christopher Ryan, Francis Griffin, Lorcan Diskin and Conor Macken.

Well done to the team management of JP Kirrane, Liam Griffin and Joe Mangan who have put so much work into this team.

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June 29, 2012

Club and County Board tickets still available

Tickets for the club and county board can still be purchased for €100. As well as being in the draw for high value prizes, the ticket the purchaser will receive four €10 vouchers for:

1) Healthwest Ballindine

2) Vaughan Shoes Ballinrobe

3) Supermacs

4) Mc William Park Claremorris Lunch voucher

In addition, €90 of every ticket sold will go to Davitts GAA Club. Any queries contact R. Kirrane, S. Higgins, T. Ronayne, L. Nyland or L. Prendergast. Your support is greatly appreciated.

June 29, 2012

U-14’s v Mayo Gaels – Match Report

Davitts and cmet in the County U-14 Championship in Ballindine on Thursday evening and produced a thrilling game. The visitors won by 8-14 to 5-15 with some exceptional scores picked off by both sides. The Gaels led by 3-6 to 1-11 at the break, Davitts goal scored by superb midfielder Evan Ronayne who ended up with a tally of 3-7, as he and the impressive Jamie Mullee led the homeside’s charge. The game was well contested throughout but Mayo Gaels forwards looked a little sharper and their ability to find the net proved decisive.

Best for Davitts were Cathal Moran, John Kilkenny, Dimitri Trench, Evan Ronayne, Jack Ronayne, Jamie Mullee and sub Cian Naughton.

Davitts: Caolann Mullee, John Kilkenny, Cathal Moran, Thomas Corless, Ciaran Waldron, Dimitri Trench, Evan Ronayne (3-7), Kelan Cosgrove, Francis Griffin (0-1), Jack Ronayne (0-1), Liam Macken, James Corless, Jamie Mullee (0-6). Subs used: Cian Naughton (2-0), Stephen Nyland, Lorcan Diskin.

June 28, 2012

U-16 League Final this Friday (29th June)

Davitts U-16 team take on neighbours Hollymount-Carramore in the County League Division 4 Final in McHale Park, Castlebar on Friday evening, June 29th, at 8pm. Please support this fine team.

June 28, 2012

Impressive Minors through to League Final

Davitts minor team had a fine 3-9 to 1-9 victory away to Balla in the county Division 3 League Semi Final on Wednesday evening. In a terrific all round team display Davitts always held the upper hand and went in 1-6 to 0-4 ahead at half time, the goal coming via Thomas Waldron in the 20th minute.

Balla came storming back into the game and had narrowed the gap to just two points when Andrew Peters goaled superbly in the 12th minute, after a brilliant Gearoid Lyons pass. Peters scored the third goal ten minutes later to put seven between the sides and it was always going to be a Davitts victory when goalie Michael Mangan made a spectacular save from a Balla penalty in the closing minutes.

Mangan had a fine game in goals and in front of him, Donal Ronayne and the excellent Brian Clarke defended stoutly. Team captain Cathal Higgins led by example at centre back ably assisted by John Macken, Gerard McWalter and sub Padraig Mangan. Sean Waldron and William Freeley worked tirelessly at midfield. In a fluid attack, Andrew Peters, Gearoid Lyons, Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone, Michael Clarke and sub Matthew Trench linked superbly.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Brian Clarke, John Macken, Cathal Higgins, Gerard McWalter, William Freeley, Sean Waldron, Michael Clarke, Gearoid Lyons (0-2), Andrew Peters (2-0), Thomas Waldron (1-1), Liam Noone (0-6). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Matthew Trench.

June 27, 2012

Best wishes to Davitts ladies county U-14 stars, and Davitts Senior Team this weekend

Davitts GAA Club would like to wish the “Davettes”, Ailis Ronayne, Aisling O Connor and Rebecca Waldron the best of luck on Saturday (June 30th) when they represent Mayo U-14’s in the All Ireland ‘A’ LFC Final against Cork in Birr at 4pm. All three are outstanding footballers and it’s a great reflection on the progress that Davitts Ladies Club has made recently to have such a strong representation in the squad. Hopefully everything goes well for the girls.

On Sunday, all roads will lead to Clogher, as the Senior team go to battle with County Senior Champions Ballintubber in the Senior Championship. Ballintubber are an outstanding team, full of star players, but Davitts will not fear them. When the two sides met a few weeks ago in a league game at the same venue, Ballintubber won by four points (2-12 to 1-11), in a very entertaining game. Davitts will have to play to their full potential to pull off what would be regarded as a huge shock. Best of luck lads.

June 24, 2012

Seniors v Crossmolina – Secondary League – Match Report

Davitts Senior team travelled to Crossmolina and were defeated 1-11 to 1-4 by the homeside on Saturday evening in the Michael Walsh Senior League. This game was spoiled by the atrocious conditions and things were not helped by an over fussy referee. Crossmolina led by 0-5 to 0-4 at halftime with Davitts scores coming from Josh Ronayne, Ronan McNamara, Keith Prendergast and Aidan McTigue. Davitts took the lead with twenty minutes remaining when Liam Kearns got on the end of a good move to blast to the net. Crossmolina swiftly replied and tagged on five unanswered points to go four up.

Davitts thought they had narrowed the gap to one when Josh Ronayne goaled with five minutes remaining, after a great passing movement, but a very vigilant umpire disallowed it, signalling that the ball had gone out of play over the endline earlier on in the move. To compound Davitts woes, Cross came up the field and scored a most fortuitous goal as an attempt to punch a ball over the bar ended up in the Davitts net.

Davitts best players were David Mitchell, Pat Coyne, Michael Ronayne, the outstanding Ronan McNamara and Aidan McTigue.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Colm Roche, Pat Coyne, Kevin Gallagher, Michael Waldron, James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, Ronan McNamara (0-1), Paul Carey, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Josh Ronayne (0-1), Liam Kearns (1-0), Aidan McTigue (0-1), Fearghal McGrath, Carlos O Gara. Sub used: Andrew Peters.

June 24, 2012

U-16’s cruise through to League Final

Davitts qualified for the County U-16 Division 4 League Final with a resounding 1-15 to 0-3 victory over Louisburgh in Ballindine on Saturday. Davitts dominated this game from start to finish and raced into a 0-10 to 0-0 lead at half time after playing with the assistance of the tricky wind. The homeside never took their foot off the pedal and the games only goal came 5 minutes into the second half. Jack Rodgers started off a move in his own backline that involved Mikey Devane, Seanie Burke and Cathal Hennelly, before the outstanding Evan Ronayne goaled superbly to effectively finish the game as a contest.

Thomas Monaghan was very reliable in goals and dealt well with anything that came his way while in front of him the two Dylans, Higgins and Keadin, were absolutely superb from start to finish. Seanie Burke, Michael Mangan and Denis Og Fahy formed a tremendous halfbackline while Padraig Mangan and Jack Rodgers controlled the midfield area throughout. The movement in the forwardline was excellent as Mikey Devane, Cathal Hennelly, Evan Ronayne, Shane Treacy and sub Jamie Mullee all impressed while Gerald Griffin gave a man of the match performance.

Davitts team: Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Keadin, Dylan Higgins, Seanie Burke (0-1), Michael Mangan, Denis Og Fahy, Padraig Mangan (0-2), Jack Rodgers, Mikey Devane (0-1), Cathal Hennelly (0-4), Evan Ronayne (1-5), Gerald Griffin (0-1), Shane Treacy. Subs used: Jamie Mullee (0-1), Ciaran Waldron and Francis Griffin.

June 22, 2012

Juniors v St. Patricks – Match Report

Davitts Junior team continued on their recent winning run with a fine 1-8 to 0-8 win over a gallant St. Patricks side (Mayo Over 40’s) in the County Junior B Championship in Ballindine on Friday evening. Davitts were made work very hard for this victory but excellent displays from Brian Clarke, Luke Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Mitchell, captain Seamus Roche, Darren Connolly and Richie Kilkenny ensured a winning start in this competition for the homeside.

Davitts led by 1-4 to 0-4 at halftime, the goal coming from the hard working Seamus Roche, who reacted quickest to a defensive mix-up. The highlight of that first half however was a glorious point scored by James Kilkenny, a top class score with the outside of his right boot, that was greeted by the biggest roar of the evening from the ecstatic home crowd.

St. Patricks tried hard to bridge that gap in the second half but good points scored by John Heneghan, Richie Kilkenny (2) and Andrew Peters kept them at bay.

This was an entertaining game and one had to marvel at the enthusiasm displayed by the St. Patrick’s players. One wonders why the GAA abandoned the Masters competition.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Luke Ronayne, John Costello, Cathal Higgins, Martin Cosgrove, JP Kirrane, Tommy Mitchell, John Heneghan (0-1), Andrew Peters (0-1), Seamus Roche (1-0), Jason Connolly, Darren Connolly (0-2), James Kilkenny (0-1), Richie Kilkenny (0-3). Subs used: Liam Noone, William Freeley.

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June 21, 2012

Juniors v Mayo Gaels – Match Report

Davitts and Mayo Gaels met in the South Mayo Junior Championship in Ballindine on Wednesday evening with the homeside coming out on top by 0-15 to 0-11 after an entertaining game. The game ebbed and flowed in the first half and the sides went in level at half time, 0-5 apiece, with Davitts scores coming from Tommy Mitchell, Liam Noone, Darren Connolly, Andrew Peters and captain Seamus Roche.

Davitts played much better in the second half with midfielders Tommy Mitchell and Sean Waldron impressing, John Costello, Cathal Higgins and sub Brian Clarke defending well and the entire attack looking threatening throughout. Some superb point scoring from Seamus Roche (2), Liam Noone (5), Richie Kilkenny, Darren Connolly and Andrew Peters, ensured another win for the Davitts lads.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Martin Cosgrove, Luke Ronayne, John Costello, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Nolan, Laurence Daly, Tommy Mitchell (0-1), Sean Waldron, Andrew Peters (0-2), Seamus Roche (0-3), William Freeley, Liam Noone (0-6), Darren Connolly (0-2), Richie Kilkenny (0-1). Subs used: Brian Clarke, Darragh Halligan.

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